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Marshall, John:

OPINION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, AT JANUARY TERM, 1832, DELIVERED BY MR. CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL, IN THE CASE OF SAMUEL A. WORCESTER, PLAINTIFF IN ERROR, VERSUS THE STATE OF GEORGIA.

Gales and Seaton, Washington: 1832 20pp, bound into modern wrappers, light tan. Near Very Good. This is one of the most significant of the Supreme Court's constitutional cases. It was also printed in Washington this year in 39 pages. Worcester, a missionary to the Cherokees, claimed immunity from prosecution by Georgia, whose statute forbade whites to reside in Cherokee territory. He argued that the Cherokee Nation was sovereign and independent, was recognized as such by treaty, and that Georgia thus had no jurisdiction over him. "(T)he whole history of Indian treaties with the United States is reviewed." Field. Based on the history of European settlements, and provisions of treaties and statutes, Chief Justice Marshall concludes that the Indian Nations have always been separate political communities in which the laws of the States are void. Upon hearing of the ruling, President Jackson supposedly exclaimed, "Well, John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!" Howes M318. De Renne 430. Field 1017. Not in Marvin, Marke, Harv. Law Cat. AI 16104 [39pp only].


Book Id: 17831

Price: $275.00

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